Students graduating from 25 Bexar County public high schools will be able to attend Alamo Colleges tuition-free with Wednesday’s launch of Alamo Promise.
Alamo Colleges trustees officially approved the first 25 high schools whose graduates will be eligible for free community college tuition starting fall 2020.
Alamo Colleges’ new 160,000-square-foot headquarters is located on the former site of Playland Park and features a large outdoor amphitheater.
Alamo Colleges, city, and county leaders are moving forward with preliminary plans to start a local college promise program by fall 2020.
The program, which is being called Alamo Promise, would be styled after similar programs in the state, including Dallas County Promise.
Alamo Colleges was one of 12 organizations from 27 applicants that received a site visit and one of only four in education.
Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores’ vision for his coming term in office focuses on one key idea: ending poverty through education.
Trustees voted to raise the semester credit hour rate by $13 because of higher enrollment and declining state funding.
Flores sat down with the Rivard Report to speak about his immediate next steps and his vision for Alamo Colleges in the coming years.
The Alamo Colleges board made it official in a unanimous vote Saturday morning: Mike Flores will take on the district’s chief role starting Oct. 1.